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Dominique Robinson

EDGE Miami (OH) 6-4 253 SR #11


 

GRADE: 82  OVR RANK: 73  POS RANK: 16
ARM LENGTH: 33 ¼”//HAND SIZE: 9 ¼”//40YD: 4.72 (85%)//10YD: 1.61 (92%)
VJ: 41 (96%)//BJ: 10’01 (87%)//BP: 25 (78%)//SS: 4.19 (96%)//3C: 7.19 (74%)

Projection: Will contribute early as situational pass-rusher, needs further coaching and seasoning to be full-time starter but intriguing developmental traits. Draft Projection: Day 3 ~ GrindingTheMocks.com

Ravens Fit: Let’s get this out of the way first: Robinson is not a Raven run defender right now. He doesn’t process quickly enough and he doesn’t yet set the edge how the Ravens would want him to. But who can be surprised by this when he’s only played the position two years and only has around 500 snaps there? The Ravens have proven one thing they are very interested in, is growth. He has shown this in his one year as a full-time starter and the traits he has in terms of his explosion and the power in his hands make him a worthwhile project. Has some coverage ability too and could enter Sam rotation quickly.

Overall Fit 4/5

Context

Convert from WR, which he played until his Junior year, played almost exclusively as 7 technique in 3-point stance.

Pass Rush

Solid upfield burst on neutral downs, he showcases his explosion on obvious passing downs as he gets upfield in a hurry and puts stress on the Offensive Linemen with his second and third steps. Not the quickest processor, he won’t read run/pass quickly. He has only the beginnings of a very simplistic rush plan. As more of a situational rusher he wasn’t able to showcase this much but he did show a beginner’s understanding of how to keep an OL off-balance, for instance, coming back with an inside rush after the OL got depth quickly to neutralize his outside rush. He shows good instincts with his counters but OL with good processing or good hip mobility and foot speed were able to contain him when he countered. Where he does excel as a pass rusher is with his outside rush, particularly when he’s able to land his club and control the outside arm of the Offensive Lineman. When he does so, he has outstanding lateral quickness and explosion to get to the edge. The timing in his hands, on the club, is good. He’s patient with hands and can’t be baited and he does have some explosive power in his hands.

He’s able to lever OL when he lands that club and shows remarkable play strength to turn his blocker. Even OL with good lateral quickness and foot speed themselves will struggle to contend with him when this happens. As his plan isn’t yet sophisticated, Offensive Linemen can sit on this move but even those who do and have that foot speed to match his, can be beaten because of his explosion and hand usage. He has few other go-to moves right now. His inside move, which he shows the right feel for the time to go to, does not yet have the necessary execution as he stands up too quickly and loses leverage. His move to the inside also isn’t a fluid motion and he doesn’t take advantage of his lateral quickness. He’s got very good bend and can turn the corner and close on the QB.

Vs Run

Doesn’t diagnose run quickly and doesn’t diagnose types of blocks quickly. He has good timing and placement with his hands at the point of attack and he locks out to gain leverage but it’s usually to push-pull and disengage, not to leverage his gap, and OL with better latch strength can prevent him from doing so. He doesn’t yet have the core strength to constrict running lanes when setting the edge and he doesn’t often enough tackle the runner in his gap.

He can be disruptive against the run, when he can get off the ball quickly in obvious running situations and get in the backfield, even if he hasn’t seen different blocks coming, he can wreak havoc. But on neutral downs he doesn’t deconstruct blocks, i.e. Guard can get his outside shoulder when reach blocking.

SUMMARY
WR convert and only 1 year starter, could be a developmental project that pays off in the long run. Run defense and processing deficiency but explosive, powerful athlete.

PRODUCTION
SR: 4 Sacks, 6 QB Hits, 23 Total Tackles
JR: 2 Sacks, 6 Total Tackles
INJURY: None

RAVENS FIT
Athleticism 5
Intelligence 2
Versatility 3
Grit 4
Scheme 4

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